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The Blackfoot Opti i Republican. OFFICIAL PAPER OF BLACKFOOT CITY AND BINGHAM CO., IDA. VOL. IX. NO. 35 BLACKFOOT. BINGHAM COUNTY, IDAHO. THURSDAY. JULY 27, 1916 $2.00 PER YEAR DEATH OF ES TEEMED PIONEER This morning at 3 o'clock W- S. Fish er, one of Blackfoot 's oiliest and most respected citizens, was called to his final rest after three days' illness. He was born in New York State 78 years ago, and his death was due to the natural infirmities of old age. Besides an aged wife the following relatives mourn his sudden death: P. S. Fisher, A. J. Fisher and F. G. Fisher. His daughters are: Mrs. Levi Pugmire of Ogden and Mrs. Jos. LeCour of Blackfoot. Deceased was also a distant relative of 0. V. and F. M. Fisher The funeral, which will take place to morrow afternoon, will be largely at tended, aH the deceased's relatives are many and his friends legion. The sor rowing relatives have the undivided sympathy of this community in the loss of their husband and father. The deceased's relict is a sister of J. C. Milliek. BROTHERS SENT TO THE REFORM SCHOOL Judge Poud left this afternoon for the reform school at St. Anthony with Dave and Otis Radford, aged 8 and 10 years, the boys who last Sunday entered the Paris Millinery and destroyed the cash register and committed other un lawful acts. They are also accused of other juvenile depredations. They have no mother and their father being unable to give them the proper attention and care it was thought best to give them a term in the reform school. FISHERMEN TO GO UP BRANCH Numerous parties of fishermen (and fisherwomen, too) are organizing to take advantage of the specially reduced rates on the Mackay branch next Sun day. When they return it is confidently predicted that the meat markets of the city will suffer from lack of patronage for a meal or two. DANCING PARTY Mrs. Blanch Eldredge and Mrs. John G. Brown gave a dance in the Progress hall Wednesday evening in honor of Mrs. Brown's three nephews of Tennes see. The music was furnished by Bar Ter's orchestra and the hall prettily decorated- Punch was served throughout the evening. The dancing lasted until 12 o'clock, after which the merry dancers departed for their homes. Ail had a very pleasant evening. Wash Day Problems Solved By using one of our Electric or Power Washing Machines » Lewis Power, Stationary Wringer $27.00 Lewis Power, Swinging Wringer 29.50 Lewis Electric, Stationary Wringer 52.50 Lewis Electric, Swinging Wringer 57.50 Grinnell Electric, Swinging Wringer 60.00 Grinnell Electric, Swinging Wringer and Extension Steel Bench 70.00 Any of the above machines sold on the easy payments of $5.00 down and $ 1.00 a week. Call in and let us show them to you. NEILF.BOYLE&CO. PUBLIC UTILITIES In an order issued Saturday by the public utilities commission, Philbrick & Greenwood, owners and operators of a system of waterworks in American Falls, are instructed to connect up their systems in such manner as will best give the town of American Falls ade quate fire protection. The cost of the work is to be divided equally between the waterworks company, Philbrick & Greenwood, ami the town. The work of making the connection must start with in 60 days. Authority was granted the Oregon Short Line Saturday to make refund totaling $137.09 to the Utah-Idaho Su gar company on freight shipments,- One refund was on an overcharge of $44.18 on sugar beets from Tyhee to Black foot. Another refund represented an overcharge on 28 cars of beets shipped from Moreland Junction to Blackfoot. It amounted to $32.32. The third refund represented an overcharge of $40.59 on 20 cars of beets from Moreland Junc tion to Blackfoot.» ARMSTRONG TO GO TO UNION PACIFIC Upon good authority it is stated that W. R. Armstrong, general manager and chief engineer of the Orem lines in Utah, wiil go to Omaha on August 1 as] assistant chief engineer of the Union Pacific railroad, which position has re-1 cently been created to place an engin eer on the staff of the general manager j who shall have direct charge of main tenance matters. j Mr. Armstrong is fl'etl qualified for j such a position, having had an experi ence of twenty-five years in railroad work as construction and maintenance engineer and operating official. He came to the Oregon Short Line in 1905, when that road operated the Union Pa cific and Southern Pacific from Green River, Wyoming, to Reno, Nevada. For several months he did special engineer ing work on these roads. In 1906 he was the engineer in charge of the construc tion of the Yellowstone Park railroad and the road from Huntington , to Homestead down the Spake river can yon in Oregon. CHARGED WITH GAMBLING O. Campbell, Joe Jones, Jess Sutton and Clias. Cummings have been arrested and charged with gambling in Camp bell's residence on the night of the re cent murder. They were admitted to bail and have employed Attorney Dy gert to defend them. Mr. Dygert today was granted a change of venue from the probate court to Justice Ball's court. OFFICER CHARGED WITH UNJUSTIFIABLE MURDER j j j Complaints linvp frequently been made that gambling has been carried on in a certain residence in the south ern suburbs of Blackfoot where dwells O. Campbell and wife Last Sunday morning a rrid was planned on the alleged gambling rendez vous by Deputy Sheriffs Dann, Thomp son and Chamberlain. Arriving at the place of their operations and seeing a dim light the officers held a brief consultation before attempting to make tlie raid, after which Officer Dann ad vanced to the porch and after peeping through the bottom of tlie window shade approached the door, throwing himself violently against and at the same time shooting through it and de manding an entrance in the name of the law. Mr. Campbell, better known as "Bill," and who poses as a horse buyer, unlatched the door and let the officer in. From all accounts there were four or five men playing cards when the officer tried to force an entrance, but when the shot was fired through the door they all made their escape ex cepting John Harvey, who remained sit ting at the table until the officer made his appearance on the threshhold of the door and he was shot on the left side of the neck, when lie arose and fell for ward mortally wounded. Campbell asked Dann to send for a doctor, but before Dr. Davis arrived on the scene tlie unfortunate man was dead. Coroner I'eck was then sent for and hail the body removed to tlie Brown-Eldredge Undertaking l'arlors. Officers Thompson and Chamberlain, who had .entered the house after the man had fallen to the floor, wishing to wash their hands of any blame for the killing, gave their loaded pistols to the coroner, but Dann did not surrender his until the next day when it had but one chamber empty. Campbell testified that they had been playing cards, but not for money, and no evidence of money was found. He testified that the door was only latched, and that none of - the party playing cards had a gun, and none was found by the officers. One of the officers says that lie be lieves there were three shots fired, the first of which entered the door, the second lodging in the dead man's body, and tlie third he believes was fired at random by one of the card party who made his escape. None of the shots took effect but the one that killed the young farmer who was a comparative stranger "in this neighborhood. Although there was con siderable .contradictory testimony given at the coroner's inquest, and one of witnesses, Jess Sutton, was arrested for perjury, tlie eoncensus of opinion is that the killing was an unnecessary and cruel act and should be thoroughly investigat ed and the perpetrator of it brought to justice. Monday morning Coroner Peck im panelled a coroner's jury, who spent PARIS MILLINERY BROKEN INTO Last Saturday night some one broke into the Baris Millinery and stole some of the stock. They also broke the cash register to pieces but secured no money, as the cash was stored in tlie safe. The loss was discovered Sunday when Miss Waite stopped into the store. She called Marshal Sewell, who discovered a trail leading up the outside back stairs to a window, which had been broken, thus permitting ingress to the building and into the store. The thief has not been found, but Mr. Sewell is of the opinion that it was some boy or at most a mere amateur at the business. BIG TIME AT THOMAS THE 24TH Pioneer Day at Thomas was a grand affair and the program was very good. A big crowd was in attendance and there was plenty of sport and fun all day long. The day's program terminated with a jolly dance at night, which was well attended by the many celebrants who all wished the Pioneers many happv returns of the day. ORPHEUM THEATER Wednesday, Thursday, Aug. 2-3 Vitagrapb Blue Ribbon Feature "The Island of Regeneration in Six Parts By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY 99 A Picture That Will Positively Hold Your Interest Admission 10-20c several hours listening to all the testi mony possible, and after considering and discussing the same about 36 hours arrived at the following unanimous verdict: Coroner's Verdict Death was caused by shock and inter nal hemorrhage due to bullet wound en tering left side of neck one-lialf inch aliove collarbone and passing out through median line of back, said bul let being fired from a revolver held in the hands of Henry Dann, Deputy Sher iff of Bingham County, State of Idaho, while in the act of arresting certain per sons in tin* residence of one O. Camp bell in the City of Blaekfoot, County of Bingham, State of Idaho, nnd that the firing of said shot was unjustifiable. P. W. POWERS, N. F. BOYLE, LEO CHAPMAN, L. M. CAPPS, JAMES MARTIN, GEORGE LOCEY, LANGLEY ALLGOOD, HARRY CURTIS, JR. D. A. JENKINS. After the above veriliet was made known to the prosecuting attorney, Mr. Dann was relieved of his badge of au thority and placed under $5000 bonds to appear for a preliminary examination next Monday before Justice Ball when he will be charged with either murder in the second degree or manslaughter. R. N. West and Byrd Trego are on his bonds. Tlie deposed and accused officer de nies he fired the fatal shot and has em ployed llansbrougli & Gagon to defend him. Sheriff Simmons, who has been the victim of nu attack of typhoid fever f*r the past three weeks, made his first appearance in his office yesterday. Hy regrets very much the unfortunate kill ing of John Harvey, and sympathizes with his deputy who is charged with his death, lie stated that Mr. Dunn had a number of good qualities, but as an officer lie was altogether too excitable and erratic, lie has promoted Jailer Thompson to bo his head deputy, and tlie position of jailer which was tender ed '•-« and refused by Jos. Let 'our, lias not yet been filled. Jess Hutton, who is under arrest and bonds on a charge of perjury, gave a $30il bond with Arch Morrit and Lee Dilliard as sureties. Coroner Peck has received word from the deceased's brother in Baker, Mo., tolling him to bury the body here, and that later he would care for it and in vestigate the rause of his brother's death. Interment was today. L. D. Wilson, who had employed Harvey for the past three months, says he was a' trustworthy, sober man, but that gambling seemed to tie his beset ting sin and great misfortune, and stat ed that he* knows from the deceased's own lips that he recently lost his watch and wages ehasing fickle fortune on the green cloth in Blackfoot. i ^ ! - I BOY STRUCK BY LIGHTNING During the storm Tuesday evening Tshniiiel Lindquist, son of Victor Lind quist of Thomas, was struck by the lightning and killed. Ishmuel and his brother were out in the field when the storm started, about 5:30. On the way to the house the light ning struck, killing Ishniael and stun ning the brother, Victor, age 12. As soon ns Victor came to he crawled to where his brother lay and found him dead and his clothes on fire, but the large drops of rain soon extinguished the flumes. Victor then went to the house and told his parents Ishniael was 10 years old. He leaves besides his mother and father four brothers and one sister to mourn his sail and sudden death. Tlie funeral was held Wednesdav afternoon at Thomas. GET YOUR EYES Properly attended by a reliable specialist and you will be stronger and well for it—ask those who iiave tried. Hee Dr. Scarborough, at the Cotaage Hotel, Blackfoot, Tuesday, Aug. 1st. MAKING A NAME FOR A TOWN The citizens of every town have it within their power to make or mar their own municipal name. It will be good or bad, just ns they choose to make it. We of this town are no exceptions to tlie rule, hud the citizen who loves his own home will always bear it in iniud. There arc many good points in favor of .our community, and when the stranger «unes to our midst we should not fail to impress these faets upon his mind. We should take hint in hand, exhibit the community as you would a blooded horse, let him understand that he is among a fair minded, energetic nnd gen erous hearted people, and when he goes to other climes he will speak as lie lias been spoken to. , That is the way reputations are made. But there is another side, and it is there that, mischief is too often done. The stranger enters our door and w>* immediately begin to complain of the community and of the people. Nothing just suits us. Nothing is as it should be. Everything is wrong and the town is on the way to tie* ihigs. And again the stranger speaks as lie sees and hears. That is the way reputations are de stroyed. Which is it to be with us? BLACKFOOT VS. KANSAS CITY Monday the Blackfoot base ball team played the Red Hocks of Kansas City. It was an even game, the score being 8 to 9 in favor of Kansas City. This is the first game that the Blackfoot team has lost for some time, and if it hadn't been for some careless playing on tlie part of the outfield, the Grove City would probably have won the game. As it was, they had reason to be proud as it is said that the peregrinat ing ball tonnera from Kansas City have won nearly every game played this sea son. ENTERTAINS ROYS Mrs. C. A. Hoover gave a luncheon Moudav in honor of Mrs- John Brown's three nephews. Covers were laid for Merrill Boyle, Port Arthur, James John ston. Hummertield Johnston and Wil liam Johnston. The boys spent a very pleasant evening. INSURANCE RATBâ NOT RAISED J. II. Early, the insurance agent, lias been notified' by the board of iinder i writers that the threat of raising the ^ insurance rates outside the city limits, ! lias been withdrawn, and that the rates - are the same as they were prior to Mav I 15, 1916. II. C. Tavev is in the East in the in terest of his business. A Life Saver for Autos in Trouble A New Invention Can also be used for hoisting or lifting. Address J. T. EVANS, TWIN FALLS, IDA. Wholesale and Retail. <F From a Woman's Point of View T he element of uncertain tv which is always prevalent in the stock market does not. as a rule, attract women who have money to invest. They rather prefer an assurance of ab solute safety for the principal and a de finitely established rate of income. These and many other desirable qualities characterize the Certificates of Deposit issued by this Institution for any amount from $1.00 upward. efts D. W. Standrod & Co. Bankers BLACKFOOT IDAHO WILL PROSECUTE HER FATHER Miss Kate Dyson, in charge of Deputy Sheriff Dann, arrived in Blackfoot last Thursday to appear as a witness against her father, who is in jail charged with tlie crime of incest with her for the past seven years. Another charge of statutory rape ha s been placed against the unnatural father. As the crime of incest is punish able by imprisonment of only 10 year-:, and the latter charge has a lifelong penalty, it is thought that the defend ant is getting ready to plead to the lesser crime. Ferguson and Baum are his attorneys, not Hansbrough & Gagon and Ed. Holden as was stated in this paper last week, and which Attorney Gagon objected to. PREPARING FOR OPENING OF TRAINING CAMP Special to The Optimist.. Halt Lake City, July 27.—Three com panies of crack Coast Artillery, station ed at Calexico, Cal., on the Mexican border, have been ordered to Fort Doug las for duty in connection with the ('it'- zens Military Training Camp to be bel 1 August 21 to September 16. The regu lar soldiers will serve as patterns fi r the citizen recruits- They are expected here shortly after the first of August. Advices from Captain John B. Murpl-v of tlie Const Artillery Corps, officer in charge of military training camps in the west, are to the effect that Ma.ji r I In good will lie in command of th * camp and Captain George C. Marslm'l will bo camp adjutant. Both are office, s of recognized ability. The rookies at the camp will be pvt thru their pares to the enliveuii * strains of a militari band. Capta' i Mmpliv reports that, one of the Uoa t. Artillery bands, now at the Monten r Camp, will lie ordered to Fort Dougin . Enrollment for the camp has nearly reached the 600 mark. Lawyers, doc tors, merchants, civil and mining en gineers, farmers and in fact men from almost every profession and pursuit in life make up the roster of the canin. War department officers expect nu at tendance of 1200 at the camp and stun ^ and sup plies t'n r that number will be on hand at 1 Fort Douglas. Now that tli e .success of the ennui is assured , nimm ineemeiit is made from West eri i Head«: itiart.orn t liât application for ear ollment will be received up to the day the ca nip opens. August 21st. Infor illation regn riling the camp muv be obtn ined by writing Lieutenant En gene H a ntsclii, U. S. A. Officer in Charge. See page four for new political an v.oiiih einents at ijà.OO. With photos, $1 (Mi in advance Subscribe for the Optimist.